With the date of publishing the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) nearing in Assam, illegal immigrants residing in the state has come up with a new strategy that is changing their place of residence.
After the second draft of NRC was published, the illegal Bangladeshi immigrants now have been trying to migrate to other states of the Northeast. They have now targeted neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh as their next destination, which have led the administration and police of the state to implement strict measures.
The Arunachal Pradesh Government had received information about the large number of Bangladeshi immigrants entering the state disguised as labourers. In an operation against the illegal immigrants, the Arunachal Pradesh Police arrested as many as 87 Bangladeshis in Longding district. The operation was carried by a team led by Longding DC VS Malik and SP Rohit Meena.
An FIR has been registered against the 87 immigrants under the ‘Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation Act’. It may be mentioned here that Inner Line Permits (ILPs) are necessary for entering into Arunachal Pradesh; however, numerous people have been taking shelter in the state without ILPs.
The state government has asked all the 14 check posts to beef up measures to check documents of each and every individual entering Arunachal Pradesh.